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Chemical and morphological comparison of erionite from Oregon, North Dakota, and Turkey

Open-File Report 2010-1286

Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8
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Abstract

Erionite, a fibrous zeolite, occurs in pediment gravel deposits near Killdeer Mountain, North Dakota. Material from these pediment deposits has been excavated for use as roadbed throughout Dunn County, North Dakota. Erionite also occurs in the Cappadocian region of Turkey, where a link between malignant mesothelioma and inhalation of this mineral has been established. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, requested that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) compare the chemistry and morphology of erionite collected from the Killdeer Mountains to those collected from villages in Turkey and from Rome, Oregon, which has also been linked to disease in animal studies.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chemical and morphological comparison of erionite from Oregon, North Dakota, and Turkey
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1286
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description:
iii, 8 p.; Appendix
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N